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As I mentioned in my “spending during my no spend week” round-up, our boiler broke and had to be fixed this week. It stopped working last Sunday – we thought it was just a sensor playing up but when the plumber replaced the thermostats on Tuesday evening, it still didn’t fix the problem so he [...]

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I finally built my long-awaited shelter for the chicken run on Saturday – hurrah! It will provide more stomping space (since they can stomp around underneath and on top), more shelter for the rain and somewhere sheltered to hang another drinker. My original plan had been very fancy – involving a sloped solid platform (to [...]

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Our house is the house that just keeps on giving. We broke through into what was once our house’s coal hole yesterday and will soon have a new room – which we’ll use as a utility room. Our neighbours have both opened up theirs – one uses it as a store cupboard, the other as [...]

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